School of Health Sciences and Education

From diverse global communities to underserved rural populations, be prepared to share your gifts with compassion and confidence.

Turn Your Calling Into a Career

Saint Francis of Assisi had a legendary gift for caring, and our School of Health Sciences and Education will help you follow in his footsteps.
Here we offer programs in healthcare, education, social work, and psychology that carefully blend specialized professional curricula with a liberal arts education rooted in Catholic Franciscan values developed to foster your unique gifts.  Whether you aspire to heal minds, bodies, and souls or you choose to cultivate the minds of tomorrow; our majors can help you be ready for an innovative, high-touch profession where learning never stops.  

focus on leadership development and service-learning

direct connections with expert faculty

quality clinical, internship, and student teaching opportunities

Why Saint Francis?

Approach Your Future with Confidence

Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for success on any corresponding certifications or exams associated with your program, graduate programs, and your career. Our students benefit from:
  • Hands-on learning
  • Small class sizes
  • Practical, authentic educational environments
  • Opportunities for research, community engagement, inter-professional experiences, simulation and study abroad

Choose Your Program

Whether you take classes online or on-campus, Saint Francis has the health sciences and education programs to match your aspirations.


A personalized approach to learning and leading


The School of Health Sciences and Education utilizes exceptional learning opportunities to help you become the competent, compassionate and ethical professional you are destined to be. Experience our unique camaraderie through hands-on learning in small classes lead by expert faculty. Saint Francis University professors will know you by name and provide individualized focus, attention and support to help you achieve your highest potential in your program of focus.


Dean, School of Health Sciences and Education, Professor of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Donald Walkovich

Dr. Donald Walkovich MS, OTR/l,FAOTA

An expert in administration and management, leadership, ethics, and occupational therapy, Dr. Walkovich is dedicated to supporting students in the School of Health Sciences and Education through high-quality experiences and individualized attention. He is interested in the possibilities of telemedicine as well as alternative and complementary medicine in today’s ever-evolving world. Dr. Walkovich earned his Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) focused in Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University.



Opportunities for growth. Support for your passion.

Our School of Health Sciences and Education is designed to provide you with the skills, practical experience, expert support, and innovative facilities you need to follow your calling. 

Facilities and Resources 

Several academic programs within the School of Health Sciences and Education at Saint Francis University are accredited by their respective specialized accrediting agencies.
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